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Qatar Participates in the Global Wings for Life World Run, Highlighting Philanthropy and Sport

Qatar Hosts the Wings for Life World Run, Uniting Sport and Charity

The Wings for Life World Run is set to captivate participants worldwide with its 11th edition on May 5, 2024. This unique global event, known for its philanthropic foundation and engaging race format, will feature a special leg at Qatar’s Khalifa International Stadium. In collaboration with local partners such as Aspire Zone, Salams Studios, and VOX Cinemas, this air-conditioned venue will offer runners and wheelchair users alike a comfortable and exhilarating racing experience.

Innovative Race Format: The Thrill of the Chase

In an exciting twist to traditional racing, the Wings for Life World Run introduces the “Catcher Car” mechanism. This innovative feature starts 30 minutes after the racers, gradually catching up to them one by one. The race doesn’t end at a fixed finish line; instead, participants push their limits until overtaken by the Catcher Car, making this event a dynamic and unpredictable contest. The last male and female racers to be caught are celebrated as global champions, adding an exhilarating competitive edge to the charitable cause.

Expanding Global Participation and Ambitious Goals

After setting a record with over 206,728 participants from 192 nationalities in its previous year, the upcoming event aims to surpass these numbers and foster even greater global involvement. The race, which operates under the mantra “Run for those who can’t,” seeks not only to challenge athletes but to unite them in a collective effort to support spinal cord research. Every registration fee contributes directly to the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation, underscoring the event’s commitment to both sport and social responsibility.